Thank you for coming to see us in 2017! See you in December 2018!
Putz Scheduled Tours
Tours are available Dec. 1 – Dec. 22, Mon. through Fri. 9am – 2pm (on the hour) by appointment.
Putz Hours for Walk-Ins
Thurs. 6 – 8pm
Fri. 6 – 8pm
Sat. 6 – 8pm
Sun. 3 – 6pm
Of course, if you would like to bring some friends, neighbors, co-workers or relatives to see the Putz at a time not listed above, just let us know!
While your visiting, be sure to visit our Christmas Room, which is full of ornaments, stars, candles, gifts, and other Moravian items available for purchase.
Raising the Putz
Each year on a Saturday afternoon in November, members of Edgeboro gathered to prepare the traditional Putz — a display sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in sights and sounds. This time lapse shows about about three and half hours of work rolling newspaper, wetting it, placing it on the display, and then covering it with live moss. Figurines, settings, and lights put the finishing touches on the putz.
More Putz Raising Videos
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For over 25 years, Edgeboro Moravian Church has been celebrating the long-standing Moravian tradition of displaying a putz. A putz is more than just a nativity scene. It’s a display made up of multiple scenes. With narration, it tells the story of the first Christmas through today. We have narration appropriate for all ages! (“Tiny Tots,” Youth, Adult)
Meaning of “Putz”
The word “Putz” is taken from the German word “putzen”, meaning to arrange a decoration. Moravians use this name for Christmas scenes they make in their homes. Early Moravians would prepare these displays and then go “putzing” to view fellow Moravian displays.
Our Putz is run completely by volunteers throughout the season. Many thanks to all who make this possible during the Christmas season!